I bought the flip because it was easy to carry around. It was light and the speakers pack a punch for being so small. The bluetooth was the only thing I am not the craziest on because the range is not as far as I had hoped. I have a decent sized backyard and it will work decently well but if I go to the other end of the yard, it cuts in and out.
I suppose it was not developed to have a ridiculous range of motion so I am satisfied with what it does provide. I could see this as a great gift idea!